22 days in Kentucky Itinerary

22 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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22 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Louisville
1
Louisville
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Newport
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Louisville

12
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Angel's Envy Distillery and The Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience at Stitzel-Weller. Bring the kids along to Kentucky Kingdom and Kentucky Science Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: Indianapolis (Indiana State Capitol, City-County Building Observatory, & more), Corydon (Golf Shores Fun Center, Constitution Elm, & more) and Lincoln City (Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial & Lincoln State Park). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at 21c Museum Hotel, wander the streets of Frankfort Ave, sample the fine beverages at Old Forester Distilling, and get to know the fascinating history of West Main Historic District.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Louisville trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Louisville. In May in Louisville, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Indianapolis, Bloomington, Corydon, Columbus, Madison
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Envy Distillery ©
Angel's Envy Distillery
Lanier Mansion State Historic Site ©

9
nights
Newport

Newport ©
Newport is a home rule-class city at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and Serpent Mound. Attractions like Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: The Eiteljorg Museum (in Indianapolis), Columbus (Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, Short North Arts District, & more) and Dayton (Carillon Historical Park, Dayton Art Institute, & more). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at New Riff Distillery, look for all kinds of wild species at Charleston Falls Preserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, and snap pictures at Newport Southbank Bridge a.k.a. Purple People Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Newport itinerary planner .

You can drive from Louisville to Newport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Newport, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Yellow Springs, Springfield
Highlights from your plan
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Serpent Mound ©
Serpent Mound
Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve ©

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